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We found 4 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Cleveland, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code A90
Cleveland, OH
(216) 444-6503; (216) 444-2911

Dr. Atul Mehta is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Cleveland, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include lung transplant, thoracic outlet syndrome, and malignant mesothelioma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and residency at Easton Hospital and Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mehta include: Most outstanding Resident, St. Francis Medical Center Trenton, N.J.; Distinguished Physicians of the Year, Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio; and Elected as a member to the Fleishner Society. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, lung problems, beryllium disease

All Interests: Advanced lung disease, asthma, congenital lung disease, lung cancer, lung transplantation, ... (Read more)

Robert C Cohn MD, MBA
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
(216) 778-6957

Dr. Robert Cohn practices pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Cohn's areas of expertise consist of cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code J4-1
Cleveland, OH
(216) 445-7052; (216) 444-2480

Dr. Nicholas Smedira works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Cleveland, OH. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Smedira completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include pericarditis, ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Smedira honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Polly and W. Neil Rossborough Term Chair in Heart Transplantation Research; Best Doctors, Cleveland Magazine; and Teacher of the Year, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems

All Interests: Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Organ Transplantation, Constrictive-Pericarditis, Heart ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
9500 Euclid Avenue, Department of Pediatric Surgery; A-120
Cleveland, OH
(216) 444-5437; (216) 445-4051

Dr. David Magnuson works as a pediatric surgeon in Cleveland, OH and Twinsburg, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Magnuson include cancer surgery, achalasia, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Magnuson is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magnuson accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism, lung problems

All Interests: Department of Pediatric Surgery, Short Bowel Syndrome in Children, Pectus Carinatum Repair / ... (Read more)


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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.